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Cardiac Catheterization: Successful Coding and ...

Cardiac catheterization : Successful Coding and chargemaster Practices Audio Seminar/Webinar May 21, 2009. Copyright 2009 American Health Information Management Association. All rights reserved. Disclaimer The American Health Information Management Association makes no representation or guarantee with respect to the contents herein and specifically disclaims any implied guarantee of suitability for any specific purpose. AHIMA has no liability or responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused by the use of this audio seminar, including but not limited to any loss of revenue, interruption of service, loss of business, or indirect damages resulting from the use of this program.

Cardiac Catheterization: Successful Coding and Chargemaster Practices AHIMA 2009 Audio Seminar Series 2 Notes/Comments/Questions National Coding Standards

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1 Cardiac catheterization : Successful Coding and chargemaster Practices Audio Seminar/Webinar May 21, 2009. Copyright 2009 American Health Information Management Association. All rights reserved. Disclaimer The American Health Information Management Association makes no representation or guarantee with respect to the contents herein and specifically disclaims any implied guarantee of suitability for any specific purpose. AHIMA has no liability or responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused by the use of this audio seminar, including but not limited to any loss of revenue, interruption of service, loss of business, or indirect damages resulting from the use of this program.

2 AHIMA makes no guarantee that the use of this program will prevent differences of opinion or disputes with Medicare or other third party payers as to the amount that will be paid to providers of service. CPT five digit codes, nomenclature, and other data are copyright 2009. American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. No fee schedules, basic units, relative values or related listings are included in CPT . The AMA. assumes no liability for the data contained herein. As a provider of continuing education the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) must assure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its endeavors.

3 AHIMA is solely responsible for control of program objectives and content and the selection of presenters. All speakers and planning committee members are expected to disclose to the audience: (1) any significant financial interest or other relationships with the manufacturer(s) or provider(s) of any commercial product(s) or services(s) discussed in an educational presentation; (2) any significant financial interest or other relationship with any companies providing commercial support for the activity; and (3) if the presentation will include discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product. The intent of this requirement is not to prevent a speaker with commercial affiliations from presenting, but rather to provide the participants with information from which they may make their own judgments.

4 The faculty has reported no vested interests or disclosures regarding this presentation. AHIMA 2009 Audio Seminar Series i American Health Information Management Association 233 N. Michigan Ave., 21st Floor, Chicago, Illinois Faculty Kathleen L. Arnold, CCS, CCS-P, CCC. Kathleen L. Arnold, CCS, CCS-P, CCC, is the interventional radiology coder for the Regional Heart Center at the University of Washington Medical Center. The Regional Heart Center provides cardiology services for the states of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho, and is a major research center as well as transplant center. Ms. Arnold is also cofacilitator of AHIMA's OPPS Community.

5 David R. Zielske, MD, CCS, CPC-H, RCC, CIRCC, CCC. David R. Zielske, MD, CCS, CPC-H, RCC, CIRCC, CCC, is founder and president of ZHealth Publishing. He has 16 years of experience as an interventional radiology practitioner, including 11 as a Coding reviewer and expert for his radiology practice. Dr. Zielske first became involved in CPT Coding of interventional radiology procedures in 1992 after convincing his radiology group that the complexity of both their procedures and Coding was resulting in significant miscoding and lost reimbursement. AHIMA 2009 Audio Seminar Series ii Table of Contents Disclaimer .. i Faculty.

6 Ii Objectives of This Presentation .. 1. Overview of Topics .. 1. National Coding Standards .. 2. General Recommendations for Physician Dictations .. 2-3. Cardiac Diagrams .. 3-4. Diagnostic Catheter Placement Codes ..14. Diagnostic catheterization Case 1: ..15. Diagnostic catheterization Case 1 Codes: ..16. Diagnostic catheterization Case 2: .. 16-18. Diagnostic catheterization Case 2 Codes: ..18. Diagnostic catheterization Case 3: ..19. Diagnostic catheterization Case 3 Codes: ..20. Diagnostic catheterization Case 4: .. 20-21. Diagnostic catheterization Case 4 Codes: ..21. Diagnostic catheterization Case 5: .. 22-23.

7 Diagnostic catheterization Case 5 Codes: ..24. Lower Extremities Case 6: ..24. Lower Extremities Case 7: ..25. Lower Extremities Case 8: ..25. Interventional Cardiology .. 26-27. Diagnostic Coding for Heart Caths ..28. Signs and Symptoms ..28. Coronary Atherosclerosis (CAD) ..29. Codes for Coronary Artery More Coronary Artery Codes ..30. Classes of Angina ..30. Acute Coronary Syndrome ..31. Acute Myocardial Infarction .. 31-32. Multiple Department Impact ..32. Charge Tool Impact ..33. Bill Scrubber Impact ..34. Work Process Impact ..34. Review Current Processes .. 35-36. Implement Changes .. 36-37. An Alternative Plan for the Cath Lab.

8 38. Resource/Reference List .. 38-39. Audience Questions ..39. Audio Seminar Discussion ..40. (CONTINUED). AHIMA 2009 Audio Seminar Series Table of Contents Become an AHIMA Member Today! ..40. Audio Seminar Information Online ..41. Upcoming Audio Seminars ..41. Thank You/Evaluation Form and CE Certificate (Web Address) ..42. Appendix ..43. CE Certificate Instructions AHIMA 2009 Audio Seminar Series Cardiac catheterization : Successful Coding and Notes/Comments/Questions chargemaster Practices Objectives of This Presentation Review the anatomy and clinical indications for Cardiac catheterization including catheter placement and injections Review ICD-9 diagnostic and CPT Coding guidelines for Cardiac catheterization Discuss the chargemaster and its role in capturing charges for Cardiac catheterization services.

9 Review common causes of lost reimbursement and compliance concerns Deliver case scenarios that apply ICD-9. diagnostic and CPT Coding guidelines 1. Overview of Topics Anatomy and CPT procedural Coding ICD-9 diagnostic Coding chargemaster issues 2. AHIMA 2009 Audio Seminar Series 1. Cardiac catheterization : Successful Coding and Notes/Comments/Questions chargemaster Practices National Coding Standards Sources of information Centers for Medicare and Medicare (CMS). Provider Policy Manual version (10/2008). NCD's and LCD's from Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs). American Medical Association (AMA). American Hospital Association (AHA).

10 American College of Cardiology (ACC). Heart Rhythm Society (HRS). Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) 3. General Recommendations for Physician Dictations State the history and medical necessity for procedure. Reasons for repeat diagnostic study after prior heart cath (also applies to prior CTA and MRA for peripherals). State the vascular access site(s). State the vessels catheterized, describing the catheter tip location, and any variant anatomy State pressures and chambers entered, injected and imaged 4. AHIMA 2009 Audio Seminar Series 2. Cardiac catheterization : Successful Coding and Notes/Comments/Questions chargemaster Practices General Recommendations for Physician Dictations State the vessels injected, the areas imaged (for medical necessity) with interpretation of findings, along with specific documentation of degree stenosis and exact locations of the lesions treated State the interventions performed and any complications or additional treatments provided State the specific devices and specialty supplies used during the procedure 5.


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